This years work

ronlarimer_zone7September 14, 2008

As summer comes to an end I thought I would post ups some photos of this years work. It is obviously still a work in progress, but for new construction I think it has come a long way.

In the 2 weeks leading up to April 6th, I cut the bed in the back of the house and put down 5 yrds of dirt.

By April 20th I had it planted, irrigated and finally mulched.

Here is a picture of it today (after a little reshaping)

Later in the summer I started building my fire pit.

It was finished on August 20th...

And here is the back bed today... (at the beginning of the summer there was nothing back here under 20' tall)

Not all of the following list are in these pictures, but this is what I have planted in the yard this year:

1 - Acuba Japonica

1 - Acuba Japonica 'Gold Dust'

6 - Azalea 'Conlee' [Autumn Amethyst]

6 - Azalea 'Conlet' [Autumn Carnival]

4 - Azalea 'George L. Taber'

1 - Azalea 'Roblea' [Autumn Princess]

6 - Azalea 'Robled' [Autumn Chiffon]

1 - Azalea 'Robleg' [Autumn Angel]

1 - Azalea 'Robleo' [Autumn Belle]

1 - Azalea 'Robler' [Autumn Moonlight]

1 - Betula nigra 'Heritage'

10 - Buxus microphylla 'Faulkner'

4 - Camellia vernalis 'Star Above Star'

1 - Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

1 - Cryptomeria japonica 'Globosa Nana'

5 - Gardenia jasminoides 'Kleim's Hardy'

1 - Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lady in Red'

2 - Hydrangea paniculata 'Quick Fire'

1 - Hydrangea quercifolia 'Alice'

5 - Ilex crenata 'Compacta'

3 - Ilex crenata 'Sky Pencil'

5 - Imperata cylindrica rubra 'Red Baron'

10 - Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' [Blue Rug]

17 - Liriope muscari 'Aztec

1 - Liriope muscari 'Big Blue'

4 - Loropetalum chinense 'Ruby'

1 - Miscanthus sinensis 'Gracillimus'

1 - Muhlenbergia capillaris 'Purple Muhly Grass'

1 - Panicum virgatum 'Northwind'

3 - Pieris japonica 'Temple Bells'

1 - Pinus flexilis 'Vanderwolf'

1 - Pinus nigra 'Hornibrookiana'

8 - Rhaphiolepis indica 'Snow White'

1 - Rhododendron 'Chionoides'

1 - Rosmarinus officinalis

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Great job!! Your home is lovely and the work you have done to the outside is certainly enhancing its beauty. Thanks for sharing these before and after pictures and keep posting--I love to see the progression of a landscape over time. I especially love your fire pit and the woodsy area around it. Enjoy it as the cooler weather approaches.

I'm jealous of your little helper in the picture by the fire pit. My boys are teens now and WAAAY too busy to help in the garden. I miss those days when they would follow me around the yard hoping to "help".


    Bookmark   September 16, 2008 at 10:56AM
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